Category Archives: Admissions Advice

In the Spotlight: the Drew C. Story

The LSAT is the single biggest factor in a law school application, by far. As such, every LSAT point in the LSAT’s 120-180 point scale is critical.  But this story about ScoreItUp student Drew C. is not about a one-point increase. Drew C. increased 14 LSAT points, from a 154 to a 168 (roughly in the top […]

August 2020 LSAT = “LSAT-Flex” Format

While it isn’t a surprise, the LSAC announced that the August 2020 LSAT also will be offered in the new “LSAT-Flex” format. In addition, they announced several important new rules and policies pertaining to the LSAT which LSAT Prep students should know. The entire content of the letter is listed below. For those who want […]

Personal Statement Tips

“A lawyer who represents himself or herself has a fool for a client.” Many of my ScoreItUp students know the story of how I personally learned this lesson the hard way by foolishly representing myself in a traffic-ticket trial.  (I’m still recovering from that one!) The point of that famous quote is that evaluating ourselves […]

Law School Rankings (2020)

Curious about 2020 law school rankings?  Please see below for the 2020 law school rankings by U.S. News and World reports AND a separate, less-recognized set of law school rankings created by Pepperdine law dean Paul Caron.  Take it all with a grain of salt, but it still makes for interesting reading! U.S. News and […]

Why Law Schools Love (Well, Like) “Splitters”

For you statistics junkies (and any other prospective law school students), the relative frequency of “splitters” in law school is notable.  “Splitters” is a term that describes students who either (1) have a high gpa and low LSAT score, or (2) have a high LSAT score and low gpa.   Why do we see such […]

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